Paramount, Momentum unite for U.K. slate

PPI to release six titles under local distribution deal

LONDON -- Paramount Pictures International, the overseas releasing arm has united with U.K.-based indie distributor Momentum Pictures to handle six movies from the indie's theatrical release slate.

Paramount is expected to handle the rollout of the six titles from Momentum's slate theatrically, while Momentum will continue to handle marketing and publicity.

The six pictures covered under the pact are "Law Abiding Citizen," starring Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx, "The Rebound," with Catherine Zeta Jones as well as "The Crazies," "Dear John," "The Season of the Witch" and "The Fighter."

The first movie out of the Paramount Momentum gate will be "Law Abiding Citizen" in the U.K. on Nov. 27.